Bristol Areas of Deprivation Correspond to High Numbers of Children with SEN

Bristol Deprivation and SEND:

Statistics from Bristol City Council, shows areas of high deprivation in the city also have the highest number of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Figures for 2017 show there were 60,502 school pupils in Bristol, with 9,117 having SEN.

As proved by the 2018 Judicial Review, 2016/17 were notorious for the council in Bristol turning down EHC Needs Assessments, with just 372 pupils remaining on statements and 1,139 with an EHCP.

Hartcliffe and Withywood, Lawrence Hill and Filwood, the most deprived areas of Bristol also had the most children with Send.

Pupils classed as disadvantaged in 2017 by Pupil Premium – on Free School Meals at some point in the last six years were Hartcliffe & Withywood at 53.1 per cent, Lawrence Hill at 48 per cent and Filwood at 45.4 per cent.

Cotham, Clifton, St George Troopers Hill, Clifton Down and Hotwells were at the bottom of the SEN table with the least number of children.


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